U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition for certiorari was filed in Torres v. Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians (Sovereign Immunity, Liability of Tribal Officers) on 6/22/15.
See also the Tribal Supreme Court Project's July 15, 2015 Update Memorandum.
U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
United States v. Zepeda (Major Crimes Act, Indian Status)
United States of America v. Bryant (Jurisdiction, Uncounseled Convictions)
Luckerman v. Narragansett Indian Tribe (Attorney Fees)
U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
Crow Allottees Association v. United States Bureau of Indian Affairs (Indian Water Rights - Compact)
Doe and Doe v. Jesson (Indian Child Welfare Act - Notice)
Pro-Football, INC. v. Blackhorse (Trademarks)
South Fork Livestock Partnership v. United States (Grazing Permits)
Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians v. Crosby (Employment Termination)
Williams v. Poarch Band of Creek Indians (Employment Age Discrimination)
Flute v. The United States (Federal Breach of Trust)
In the Environment & Energy section, we feature three articles on the status of renewable energy development on tribal lands.
We feature a notice of the Bureau of the Census about tribal consultation meetings with federally recognized tribes for tribes to share insights, make recommendations, and discuss concerns related to the 2020 Census.
Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
We feature eight articles this week, including one on placing a limiting principle on federal monetary influence of tribes.
U.S. Legislation Bulletin
Nine new bills were added:
S.1749: Tribal Tax Incentive for Renewable Energy Act.
H.R.3063: To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to exempt Alaska Native and American Indian programs from sequestration.
S.1745: A bill to provide grants to eligible entities to develop and maintain or improve and expand before school, afterschool, and summer school programs for Indian and Alaska Native students, and for other purposes.
H.R.2958: Dine College Act of 2015.
S.1753: A bill to enhance communication between Federal, State, tribal, and local jurisdictions and to ensure the rapid and effective deportation of certain criminal aliens.
H.R.3026: Tribal TANF Fairness Act of 2015.
S.1694: Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project Phase III Act of 2015.
S.2212: To take certain Federal lands located in Lassen County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Susanville Indian Rancheria, and for other purposes.
H.R.2176: Duwamish Tribal Recognition Act.